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METRO Briefs

Posted on August 20, 2008

Bus shelter built using soda bottles

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Local architects won a contest based on their design of an art bus shelter made of Ale 8 One soda bottles. LexTran will supply the base and maintain the shelter. For the full story, click here.

Light rail station promised to open on time

SEATTLE — Sound Transit is planning to finish a light rail station at the Seattle-Tacoma airport by late December, but a federal oversight report estimates that the station will be delayed until 2010. For the full story, click here.

Judge rejects MBTA injunction request

BOSTON — A U.S. district judge has dissolved the gag order on three M.I.T. students, who planned to present information about security discrepancies in the MBTA security system, despite MBTA’s request for a five-month injunction. For the full story, click here.

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Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.

Wabtec completes majority ownership of Faively Transport

The combination creates one of the world's largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.2 billion and a presence in all key transit and freight rail markets worldwide.

Bombardier plant hosts royal visit from HRH The Duke of Cambridge

During his visit, His Royal Highness was given a site tour and inspected the company's assembly of Elizabeth line trains, where he met manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices.

Mich. State railway management certificate program updates offerings

The updated program treats the railway as a system, covering freight supply chain integration and efficient/value-added transportation of passengers.

WMATA proposes cutting late night rail service

Additionally, the earliest trains on Sunday would start at 8 a.m., while the start times for trains on weekdays and Saturdays would remain at 5 a.m. and 8 a.m., respectively.

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